Environmental health focuses on the prevention of diseases caused by the physical, chemical, biological, social and physiological factors in the environment that we live in. Therefore, it is significant that environmental parameters are assessed, corrected and controlled in order to protect the health of the community.
Environmental Services Officer's have an imperative role in the community. They are authorised under various government Acts and Regulations to undertake numerous duties to assess, control and maintain public and environmental health and safety standards in the community.
A significant role of an Environmental Services Officer comprises of routine inspections to ensure that various premises providing services to the public meet the requirements of current legislation. Premises which are routinely inspected include food premises and food transport vehicles, childcare centres, hairdressers, beauty salons and premises where skin penetration occurs, cooling towers and warm water systems, supported residential facilities and public conveniences. Public swimming pools and spas are also inspected and sampled on a regular basis to ensure that they are operating in accordance with the relevant standards. Temporary food premises and food stalls operating during outdoor events are also inspected after hours.
Environmental Services Officer's are also obligated under various Acts and Regulations to investigate complaints received by the public that are related to food and other health matters, including environmental health. If you have a health related concern, please complete a Request Form or contact Council's Environmental Services Officer (Emma McDonald) on (08) 8688 2101.
Other roles of an Environmental Services Officer are to maintain water quality and air quality, ensure appropriate water treatment and wastewater disposal, pest control, health promotion and health education, including food safety education, disease prevention and immunisation.
Providing Immunisation History
Due to confidentiality concerns and with real-time updates being accepted by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), Immunisation History statements will no longer be emailed, but accessible via MyGov, Medicare and directly with AIR. This ensures immunisation information is centralised through AIR to enable GP’s, Medicare and Centrelink to access accurate and up to date information as well as ensure the safety and confidentiality of medical information.
The Immunisation team has updated on AIR all immunisations that are on the District Council of Tumby Bay database.
You can now access the complete Immunisation History Statement via your MyGov account or directly with Medicare.
Access MyGov: https://my.gov.au (if you do not have a MyGov account you will need to set one up, use the link above and follow the prompts.)
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Immunisation Team.
Communicable Disease Control Branch
Government of South Australia
Phone: 08 7425 7136